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It’s the year of boy banders getting engaged. Over at One Direction Zayn Malik popped the question to fellow pop star and longtime girlfriend Perrie Edwards of Little Mix and now fellow UK boy band The Wanted has something to celebrate: singer Siva Kaneswaran and gal pal Nareesha McCaffrey are getting married!

Twenty-five-year-old Siva shared the news of his engagement with Hello! magazine. When he heard Nareesha was playing a surprise family birthday party for him, Siva decided to do her one better and secretly turn the event into a surprise engagement bash. “I said to her I wanted a present I would always remember this year by … for you to be my wife,” Siva tells Hello! Well played, sir!

With help from Nareesha’s family, Siva orchestrated the romantic reversal, asking Nareesha to be his wife with a specially designed three carat diamond ring he had bought months before. “I’d been trying to figure out the right time,” he explains. “It was like a military operation to plan the proposal. I couldn’t even tell the other boys in the band in case they blew the surprise.”

Now that they know, the boys have been quick to share their congratulations. “Just got to say I'm totally over the moon for @SivaTheWanted and @Nare_esha. I'm expecting a position as brides made ;) x,” Thomas Parker tweeted December 9.

Nareesha, who is a shoe designer, and the lead singer of her heart have been dating for six years.

“I’m still in shock,” she tells Hello! In fact, the mag says she almost put her husband-to-be in shock too after initially turning down his proposal. “I don’t like surprises and he really surprised me, but I was so happy,” she explains. “I can’t wait to start planning the wedding.”

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Sources: Hello!, Thomas Parker on Twitter

Elisabeth Kramer is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Downton Abbey expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!